What's on in Paris in Winter 2012/2013

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Strolling in Paris
Paris is undoubtedly a masterpiece of urban design. The magnificent arrangement of vistas, avenues, boulevards, roads and squares that makes Paris the most visited city in the world is largely due to the whims of royalty, and particularly to two men — Napoleon I and Napoleon III’s Prefect, Baron Georges Eugène Haussmann.
But Paris also has a history dating from the 3rd Century BC, and more great historic buildings than any other city, so you’ll need a guide if you want to see a max whatever the time available.

If you only have a few hours, there are three possibilities for guided tours:
1) take one of the boat cruises along the Seine, leaving from the Pont de l’Alma, Pont d’Iena or Pont Neuf (Bateaux Parisiens: 01 44 11 33 55), or even a 'batobus' riverboat shuttle between the Eiffel Tower and City Hall, between March 30 and November 3 (01 44 11 33 99);
2) take a bus tour, either pre-arranged (Cityrama: 01 42 60 30 14) or open-roofed tourist buses allowing you to get on and off as you like (Les Cars Rouges: 01 53 95 39 53);
3) take a helicopter (Helifrance: 01 45 54 95 11, or IsaHelico on 06 12 71 34 78 / contact@isahelico.com).

If you can spare more time — the best is to stay a long weekend or more — then you can take in several of our strolls, depending on your center of interest and whether your shoes are made for walking.

Champs Elysees Vistas
Etoile (Arc de Triomphe), Champs Elysées, Concorde, Tuileries gardens, Louvre

Second Empire Paris
Rivoli, Madeleine, Opera, Palais Royal

The Old City Center
Notre Dame, Palais de Justice, Conciergerie, Ile Saint Louis, Place des Vosges, Bastille

The Left Bank
Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Rodin Museum, St-Germain-des-Prés, Saint-Michel, Panthéon

Sacré Coeur, Place du Tertre, Au Lapin Agile, Moulin de La Galette, Bateau-Lavoir, Moulin Rouge

Montparnasse and the 14th District
Port Royal, Vavin, Montparnasse Tower, Cemetery, Denfert Rochereau, Parc Montsouris

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Paris 1950
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Paris in Black White
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